Had a ride out yesterday. Just to warn other fellow bikers, the A5074, a popular route between the A590 at Levens / Gilpin Bridge and Bowness - on Lake Windermere, often known as the Lyth Valley Road is very badly potholed. I made a complaint at the Lake District National Park tourist office in Bowness. I was shown an article in the Westmoreland Gazette, the local paper. The authorities are aware. If you use this road please treat with respect and utmost caution. Keep sunny side up. Heyshamtransalprider. The road back from Bowness to Kendal via Crook is a better ride. (B5284). You can pick up the A591 and then the M6/A6.